Zambia defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in a Group D clash at the African Nations Championship on Tuesday.
The game which was played inside the Rubavu Stadium was goalless in the first half.
But in the second half, Isaac Chansa finally broke the deadlock when he struck in the 57th minute.
The group’s other game will see Mali take on Uganda in the same Stadium.
Meanwhile, in their next games on Saturday, Zambia will square off against Uganda and Zimbabwe will do battle against Mali.
At the 2014 CHAN in South Africa, Zimbabwe finished fourth after losing 1-0 to Nigeria in the third-place match.